What impact did the USSR’s breakup have on subsequent conflicts in the post-Soviet region? To what extent are current conflicts over sovereignty the consequences or manifestations of an extended dissolution of the Soviet empire? We address these questions on February 22, 2024, the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion and war against Ukraine. Join us for a conversation about these questions, and the intricate interplay between Russian politics and sovereignty conflicts in the post-Soviet region, featuring leading scholars who have published influential work on critical aspects of the causes and consequences of the USSR’s breakup.
February 22, 2024 at 1pm ET
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Peter Rutland (Wesleyan U, US)
Mark Beissinger (Princeton U, US)
Marlene Laruelle (George Washington U, US)
Moderator: Julie George (Queens College, US)